The Jacaranda is an institution around these parts, and we’re delighted to have their record store host a brand new regular show on Melodic Distraction. Since July 2015, Jacaranda Records has occupied the snug surroundings of the The Jacaranda’s first floor, with a cafe/bar and listening booths available for you to while away the hours digging through the wax.
Based around the tastes and expertise of the Jacaranda Records staff, host Alex Sweeney AKA Ali Bongo provides a run-down of our favourite new releases, in-store top-sellers, and underground club hits. Ali takes over the Jacaranda basement every Tuesday running through hip-hop, soul and funk and brings 20 years of experience to the show. Rotating guests will include Jacaranda’s Namina, Alex C and Pete G, as well as regular customers showcasing their own new favourites or golden oldies from their collections. Over the next few months you’ll get a taste of what is moving through Jacaranda Records, and the best thing is you can pick most of them up in store!
For this show, Ali invites Pete G in for a two hour hip hop mix. Most of the records can be bought in store so scope it out!
Red Rack ‘Em – Arrr
Princess Nokie – ABC’s of New York
Busta Rhymes – Woah Ha (Unreleased Jay Dee Remix)
Scienz Culture (Scienz of Live & IG Culture) – Ginsu
The Pharcyde – Ya Mamma (Murphy Mix)
Brand Nubian – All For One
First In Command – Pest Control
King Just – Warrior’s Drum
Peanut Butter Wolf – When You Feel Good Things Can Turn
Andres – Baby (III)
G-Easy – Fried Rice (Produced by Onra)
De La Soul – Stakes Is High
J Dilla – Crushin’
Rob Base & DJ E.Z. Rock – It Takes Two
MF Doom & Jean Grey – Still Dope
Pete Rock & INI – Mic Wanderlust
Tall Black Guy – Sparkle Adventure (Instrumental)
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got The Jazz
Jazz Liberator – Indonesia feat. Tableek from Maspyke
Dr. Who Dat? – Brazilian Thought
J Rawls – A Tribute To Dilla
Mos Def – L.O.V.E.
Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
Big L – Put It On (L.G. Mix)
Fela Soul – Breakadawn
A Tribe Called Quest – We The People
KMD – Peachfuzz (Instrumental)
Shape of Broad Minds – There 4 Me